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Favre, Childress getting icy again?

Posted on: October 7, 2010 12:18 am
Posted by Andy BenoitB. Favre (US Presswire)

It’s always interesting when sources talk to Yahoo! Sports. Especially when those sources talk about a coach. Yahoo! Sports has given us the Tom Cable punching Randy Hanson story, the Jimmy Raye can’t call plays story and the Childress Favre drama stories.

Speaking of…

Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports has another installment in the Childress Favre drama genre. Take a look at what he wrote Wednesday:

Locker-room sources say the frost between Childress and Favre is palpable right now, a bad situation obviously exacerbated by the Vikings’ disappointing 1-2 start. The surprising trade that brings (Randy) Moss back to Minneapolis, on the heels of a failed attempt to land disgruntled San Diego Chargers wideout Vincent Jackson, is a last-ditch effort to salvage an increasingly volatile situation – one which could take down virtually all of the leading figures if things break the wrong way.

An anonymous Viking player told Silver, “I think it’s all or nothing. It’s either the missing piece and we go all the way, or Moss takes on Chilly and this thing blows up by the end of October. There’s no C grade on this one. It’ll either be an A or an F.”

That’s been the mantra for the entire season (all or nothing is implied when you talk a 40-year-old quarterback out of retirement). No matter what happens, it will make for compelling viewing.

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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2010 10:39 am

Favre, Childress getting icy again?

First of all VikingJim the term "anonymous source" was used prior to anybody knowing about the Moss trace to Minny.  So obviously there is some credence to these reports.  And knowing Favre from having rooted for him for many years I know exactly what he is like.  There is absolute truth that there is some tension between the drama queen and the spineless head coach.  Favre will win as always since Chilly is a gutless wonder.  My proof is the game last year when he benched Favre only to have favre throw a hissy fit and get to stay in the game.  I need say no more on that.

Second, the addition of Moss is indeed HUGE for the Vikes.  Brett Favre throws the ball up all the time for any number of people to come down with.  With Moss on the field he will come down with the ball more times than anyone else.  Always has.

I do agree that this is an all or nothing season for them though.  Then again I thought that last year.  Chilly sold his sould to the devil Brett Favre just to get him and wound up with nothing short of a major disappointment.
Now Favre is playing terribly, AP is finally finding a rhythm, and this team is where it should have been last year, which is relying on AP to shoulder the load.

Moss immediately puts the Vikes as the favority to win the North again.  Then again, none of the North teams have shown me squat to make me think any one of them will get past the first game of the playoffs. 
I'm very disappointed in the Packers offensive production right now and Rodgers is playing perfectly so not sure what is going wrong.  O-line has been a disappointment AGAIN, and the D is not stopping people on third down and giving up WAY TOO MANY big plays.

Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2010 9:31 am

Favre, Childress getting icy again?

WoW! This team is good. Favre-Peterson-Moss-Shiancoe-Harvin

. Everyone wants to knock these guys down. Whether its about Moss or Favre or the vikings in general we'll all have dickheads wanting them to fail for whatever reason. Harvin is a pain in the head.  Peterson fumbles. Moss looks like a quitter.  This team is the team to beat now. We were lacking a deep threat whether Bret can get it to him or not that remains to be seen. The defense is tough and has been for a few seasons now. The numbers and divisional titles speak for themselves. But you know what? No one cares...this head coach wants to win and so does this ownership and thats a good feeling as a fan of the Vikings. Its nice to see Zygi spending money like(yankees/Red-White sox) and trying to put the best players on the team to win now. Besides it looks more and more like we wont have the NFL next year anyway. Great move. Like Richard Gere said in the classic movie BREATHLESS "all or nothing baby...all or Nothing"!

Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2010 7:27 am

Favre, Childress getting icy again?

Just got done reading the latest edition of online rumors written by Michael Silver.

First of all....I believe during the course of a season every Vet QB has some sort of words

with his head coach and/or offensive coordinator.  But most importantly and especially in

the world of sports.....I do not put much faith in anything written that has the infamous

"anonymous source"......usually it is just some trumpted up shot at a story.  Do you think

that this type of thing has popped up at least a dozen times in the past year with Favre,

Childress, and the Vikings?

Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2010 1:03 am

There is another grade available lets go with "B"

Lol No C grade on this one, well I am going to go with the other Option & go with a Solid "B". Farves a pro & Moss still has talent left & has not lost his speed, Farve will enjoy playing with Moss (Welcome Home Randy BTW!)  Moss, Harvin, Shanks & AP + Farve provide an amazing cast to do some damage & score alot of points, Vikings will still get at least 9 wins & probably make it into at least the 2nd round of playoffs..This is assuming that the O line improves thier play and keeps Brett upright and off the turf. after that its anyones ball game! Either way it will be fun to watch got to love football season!!!

Since: Oct 6, 2010
Posted on: October 7, 2010 12:54 am

Favre, Childress getting icy again?

Everyone keeps talking about Moss being a deep threat but the fact is that Brett hasn't been given the time by his offensive line to go deep this season. I have a feeling either randy or Adrian are going to think that they are not getting the ball enough.

This could spell disaster for the Vikings if they believe that they need to go deep more often and Favre ends up on his back and gets hurt. I think they would actually be better off with Tavaris Jackson scrambling and giving Moss some time to get down field than to have Favre throw it up for grabs all the time.

Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2010 12:43 am

Favre, Childress getting icy again?

Here's to hoping it ends up being an "F".

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